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November 11, 1992

Surgical Management of Vascular Disease

Author Affiliations

University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle

JAMA. 1992;268(18):2587. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490180119041

This is a large and very comprehensive text dealing specifically with the problems related to the management of vascular diseases. In the preface, the editors explain that existing texts do not address problems in a manner permitting use not only as practical guides for the treatment of everyday clinical problems but also as reference sources.

In addition, the editors have enlisted the help of distinguished authors from all over the world. This does give the reader an international perspective not found in other large texts. However, as I read the contributions, there did not seem to be much in the way of differences of opinion as to how one should approach or treat patients with vascular disease. This undoubtedly reflects a fairly uniform approach to clinical problems by specialty, which is reassuring and indicates how far we have come in understanding the pathophysiology of vascular disease and how it should